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Chardonnay

Pronounced: Shar-don-nay

"It’s like Chardonnay in a suit"

Chardonnay doesn’t get much more sophisticated than this.

When Chardonnay was getting a beating for being flabby and boring, people didn't consider how elegant the wine can be when made well. We've spent plenty of time getting things right, and the result is a Chardonnay with gentle oak influence that shows beautiful, pristine fruit, supported by sweet vanillin oak notes and an associated creamy texture. Decadent but wonderfully drinkable.

Aroma:
Ripe melon, pears and sweetly spiced oak.
Flavour:
Chardonnay has a great ability to take structure and flavour from oak, and this wine shows excellent balance of fruit, acid and oak influence with creamy texture. Sophisticated. Serve with stuffed roast chicken, mushroom risotto.

The Grape

Reserve Chardonnay is a step up, the wine has more complexity and depth of flavour, an elegant rendition of this excellent, noble grape variety.

Map showing this wine's sources

The Region

Sourced from select vineyard sites, the Reserve Chardonnay is made from premium parcels of fruit from perfectly maintained vineyards

[yellow tail] Reserve Awards

vintage

2010

 
Gold awards
  • 2011 Mundus Vini (Germany)
 
Gold awards
  • 2012 Berliner Wein Trophy
  • 2012 Vinalies International
  • 2012 Les Citadelles du Vin

2009

 
Gold awards
  • 2010 Mundas Vini
 
Silver awards
  • 2011 San Francisco International Wine Competition
  • 2011 Austrian Wine Challenge Vienna
 
Bronze awards
  • 2010 Cairns Wine Show
 
Top Gold awards
  • 2011 Les Citadelles Du Vin

2008

 
Silver awards
  • 2010 Challenge International du Vin
  • 2010 Wine Masters Challenge (portgual)
  • 2010 International Chardonnay Challenge
  • 2010 Austrian Wine Challenge Vienna
 
Bronze awards
  • 2010 International Wine Challenge
  • 2010 Riverina Wine Show
  • 2010 RNA (Brisbane)
  • 2010 International Chardonnay Challenge (NZ)
  • 2010 Royal Hobart International Wine Show

Great with...

A formal occasion yet comfortable occasion, like wearing a suit with sandals.


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